Lakeside cruising, winding roads through vineyards and rolling hills…our Toronto-area driving adventure is here! For this adventure, you’ll need to schedule for six hours of driving (plus stops), but the route can be shortened, should you prefer a shorter route.
To enjoy these tours, you will need to download the Rallista App, and then activate the tours by clicking a link (below) from the device you installed the app on.
Touring is easy:
FOR ANDROID USERS: Please download the directions PDF for a turn by turn guide.
For additional details - Review the image below for important route master notes from our Tour Director, Dave Hord of Classic Car Adventures.
Got questions? Reach out to Alison McMaster at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you folks for including some Canadian Tours and making the pdf files available for non-IOS users. Also a great effort to provide the directions using kilometres vs miles for Canada. Much appreciated. However, my touring car is old school with miles on the odometer.
Assuming Rallista will not be providing an Android version of their app anytime soon, instead of asking for Canadian Tour sheets in both miles and kilometres, I would ask if it would be possible to provide a spreadsheet file instead of a pdf in either miles or kilometres. I could then do a quick conversion if necessary to the other measurement, plus add some mods to the tour more easily.
All that aside, thanks again for the efforts Hagerty puts into making the Hagerty Driving Club a great experience.
Unfortunately the instruction PDFs aren't generated in a spreadsheet, so a simple math function to convert to Miles isn't possible. I did the Canadian sheets in KM's, figuring that our Canadian brains can pick up on what "12km feels like" vs. a random mileage. When creating routes for our events, I generally assume that the odometer feature on a classic car is either a) not working or b) significantly off in calibration!
If you have a windshield mounted gps hiding in a drawer somewhere, they all have an odometer and tripmeter feature that can be quite handy. On a Garmin unit, you simply touch the speed readout on the main navigation screen to access the trip meter. When I travel to host Hagerty events, I always use this as my odometer as you never know how accurate the classic odometer will be on my Hagerty Driveshare car.
Did the trip yesterday in my 1968 Volvo 122 and had an absolute blast! I transposed the route into my Garmin GPSMAP 66 handheld so I had my own points and ended up stopping at the Norman Hardie Winery in Carrying Place, Ontario. The original route had some dirt roads which I have been old were corrected (I bypassed these). When passing Frankford be sure to check out Carm's Museum at 1497 County Road 5 (he's got a retired 1971 RCAF Beechcraft CT-134 trainer parked on his driveway). He was painting it when we went by but showed us the whole collection.
The lunch stop suggestions are good but were extremely busy and had very limited patio space (wait times were insane as the could only serve at four tables). Instead, I would highly recommend Angry Birds in Picton instead (massive patio, really good food).
When passing through Quinte West be sure to 4 minute detour and check out the National Air Force Museum of Canada (at CFB Trenton [220 RCAF Rd.]) the museum is closed but you can see the entire collection from the road. Great trip you won't be disappointed!